Northamptonshire Police launches car game for iPhone

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Police in Northamptonshire have launched a new iPhone app, in which gamers can drive around Wootton Hall in a police car.

The force has launched the free app, called ‘First Response’, after it was designed by a member of staff, in their spare time.

The app challenges members of the public to a time trial lap around Northamptonshire Police HQ in a mini version of a force Skoda Octavia.

Player have to gain time, speed and petrol as they race.

The app is free to download from the iPhone App store and provides access to the force website, Facebook page, Twitter account and YouTube page by clicking on the relevant icon when you open the app.

Assistant Chief Constable Martin Jelley said: “We are always trying to think of new and innovative ways in which we can engage with members of the public.

“The iPhone app is a bit of fun, but also allows people to get in touch with us through our other very popular online channels.

“The app has been developed internally by a member of the Corporate Communications team who has been working on this for some time, in his own time; it’s great to see such innovation within the force.”

The app is currently only designed for iPhone users although the force is hoping to extend this to other smart phones depending on take-up and feedback.

To find it search for ‘First Response’ or Northamptonshire Police in the iPhone app store.